Need help with name for 1 week old girl

(66 Posts)
mom2littlegirl Mon 26-Aug-13 07:25:50

Our little girl is one week old now and I feel a bit stressed because we can't decide on a name. The husband is very supportive and open for suggestions, I'm the one who feels that no name is "perfect enough". The names we're considering are:

Cordelia - Afraid it will be confused with Cornelia
Adrienne - Unusual, feminine
Lillian - will probably be called Lilly anyway

Names we've decided not to use:
Amelia/Emilia - too common
Lilly - too common
Josephine - I just didn't like it as much as my husband
Philippa - very close relative just named their daughter this
Henriette/Henrietta - Husband said no

We want a feminine name and nothing too out there but not a top 100 name. I thought I'd "know" once I saw her what she'd be called but no... Now I just want to get it over with. So please, any thoughts, suggestions?

exoticfruits Mon 26-Aug-13 07:31:07

Louisa
Susannah
Caroline

num3onway Mon 26-Aug-13 07:38:56

Elodie
Lila

CaptainSweatPants Mon 26-Aug-13 07:39:59

Charlotte
Emily
Anne
Jane
Victoria
Rose

I like Cordelia and don't think it will get mixed up.

On a similar vein how about

Camilia?

Not a top 100 name? I can understand you not wanting a very common name - but really? Are you sure you aren't limiting yourself? Besides, you can choose a very uncommon name and find the next minute a famous book / film character has been given it...

CaptainSweatPants Mon 26-Aug-13 08:05:49

Hermione

FoxyRevenger Mon 26-Aug-13 08:06:32

I think Cordelia is lovely.

I know an Arianna, that's lovely too.

Exhaustipated Mon 26-Aug-13 08:15:19

Agree I don't think Cordelia will get confused with Cornelia. It's lovely! Other ideas:

Serena
Selina
Ariadne
Lydia (poss top 100?)
Beatrice (as above)
Viola
Francesca
Elouise
Antonia
Jemima
Rosanna
Romilly
Greta
Marianne
Mabel
Winnifred

Caip Mon 26-Aug-13 08:16:18

Cordelia is cute and I don't think would get mixed up. I also like Adrienne

Footle Mon 26-Aug-13 08:18:25

If you like Henrietta and your partner doesn't , how about Hetty or Hattie ?

TSSDNCOP Mon 26-Aug-13 08:23:29

Adrienne reminds me of Rocky, but I'm old.

Love Cordelia.

JumpingJackSprat Mon 26-Aug-13 08:24:42

What about claudia? Hard to get that mixed up with anything

HighJinx Mon 26-Aug-13 08:26:43

I also don't think people would confuse Cordelia with Cornelia.

I would think that Adrienne might be mispronounced if that would bother you. I have heard both Add-rienne or and Aid-rienne.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 26-Aug-13 08:28:03

I like adrienne.
Other ideas...Frances, Camille, Georgiana, Arabella
Shame you don't like Josephine its lovely and Josie so sweet

schmee Mon 26-Aug-13 08:28:53

Cordelia is lovely. Claudia also beautiful. Agree with the comments about Adrienne which I don't think has the connotations you are looking for. How about Audrey or Margot? Or is Eleanor too popular?

I love the nn Posy for Josephine, but not sure if that is a bit too twee for you.

RoadToTuapeka Mon 26-Aug-13 08:29:26

Cordelia is lovely, no confusing it with Cornelia! Agree Adrienne liable to mispronounciation. Congrats on your new baby!

Adriana
Ariadne
Hermoine
Clara
Geraldine
Lilias
Cristabel

Of your list cordelia is the best IMO. And I don't think it would get confused with Corneilia. Although I am of the Buffy/Angel generation so know cordelia more than Corneilia.

MortifiedAdams Mon 26-Aug-13 08:30:31

Lilian is my favourite from your list, but I would.use Lil.

Adding -

Florence / Flora
Dorothy
Harriet
Aurelia
Delphine

To be honest I wouldn't worry about whether a name is popular or not. Put that aside for a minute and pick a name you like!

orangepudding Mon 26-Aug-13 08:31:04

Francesca
Violet
Penelope
Elizabeth

LoopyLupo Mon 26-Aug-13 08:48:02

Tessa (Tess)

Bearandcub Mon 26-Aug-13 08:50:17

Harriet
Martha
Meredith

BikeRunSki Brazil Mon 26-Aug-13 08:52:49

Eleanor
Rosita
Lorelei ( sp?)

chickydoo Mon 26-Aug-13 08:55:28

Antonia
Lizette
Tomasin
Elfreida

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